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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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